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Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel - Syrian Observatory

Aug 27, 2014    

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday.The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured the Quneitra post on the Syrian side from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after fierce clashes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The organisation gathers information from all sides in the Syrian war.The crossing is monitored by the United Nations, which over...

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